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Q.I Think My Succulent Is Dying

Zone 19702 | Em_mushu added on May 23, 2020 | Answered

I bought a succulent from a neighbor who grew a bunch of hens and chicks. She told me they needed to be sprayed with water once every two weeks. I have watered it every two weeks and if it seemed super dry then I would water it a little bit. It has started to grow two “Chicks” and they are springing out from underneath. I tried to lift up the leaves gently and it broke off. I don’t know what to do to help it not die. I do not know the age of the succulent. I will have a picture of before and after. When I first got him, it had purple on the tips and was in a smaller container.

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Answered on May 24, 2020

It looks like it is in too big of a pot and it needs sun. Are you growing it indoors? Is it in a south or west facing window? They need very little water so you may be over-watering it. Especially if it's indoors where the water doesn't evaporate as quickly as outside.
When repotting a plant, only go up one or two sizes. All the extra soil holds water and can cause root rot. Hen and chicks are a succulent plant so it needs cacti and succulent soil when you repot. It is coarse and well draining. Here is more info on their care:


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